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Are CQC Inspections of Local Authority Adult Social Care Provision Set to Return

It’s widely expected that when the Social Care Bill becomes law the CQC will resume responsibility for inspecting local authority adult social care provision. Depending on how you look at it, this could either be a sensible way to ensure … Read More

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Where Should Third Sector Organisations Fit Within Patchy Social Care Provision?

Keeping up with proposed changes in the adult social care system can be bewildering. The consensus in the sector, however, is that we’re a long way from the promised ‘once and for all fix.’  However, there are steps that commissioners … Read More

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‘No Jab, No Job’ Will Mean More Care Providers Hand Back Contracts – What Then?

One estimate puts the number of care workers affected by the ‘no jab, no job’ policy at 38,000. There’s no getting around the fact that this is already resulting in care providers being unable to deliver many care packages. Handing … Read More

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Time to Show Social Care the Respect it Deserves

Nobody could seriously argue that social care is anything other than massively undervalued in this country (except perhaps by those who use the sector?). The social care sector saves the NHS billions of pounds every year and it delivers support … Read More

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How Can We Ensure People Are Being Cared for in the Most Appropriate Place?

The CEO of the CQC recently called for a system-wide response to mitigate a ‘tsunami of unmet need’ this winter. The comments came on the back of the CQC publishing the latest State of Care Report. The backdrop to the … Read More

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What Will the Health and Social Care Leadership Review Uncover?

The government is promising the most far-reaching review of health and social care management in England for 40 years. The review will be led by former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Gordon Messenger, who will report back … Read More

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Time to Streamline Reablement Care Brokerage

The pandemic has inflated NHS waiting lists to almost unprecedented levels. At a time like this it’s essential that every possible bed is available to help clear the backlog. Hospitals also need spare capacity to allow for the usual winter … Read More

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Can Social Care Brokerage Teams Ride Out the Coming ‘Perfect Storm’?

This winter threatens to be exceptionally tough for adult social care. ‘Perfect storm’ may be a bit of a cliché but it’s hard to know what else to call it. A highly competitive jobs market means that many care workers … Read More

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What Should We Make of the Proposed Social Care Reforms?

If the Government expected a rapturous reception to the proposed social care reforms, they were probably disappointed. The reality for many in the sector is that there are still so many unanswered questions – particularly when it comes to funding. … Read More

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Why ‘No-Jab, No Job’ Could Mean Problems for Domiciliary Care Brokerage

If anything ought to make people sit up and take notice it’s the prospect of care homes recruiting volunteers to keep running over the winter. What wasn’t reported so widely is that there’s a similar long-running staffing crisis in domiciliary … Read More

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